Free for Haul Friday, Volume #246

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: More of the Kat Von D lipsticks I ordered arrived on Monday (they came in two parts), MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks x9
  • Weekend plans: Date night with Shaun, dinner with my sister
  • Favorite thing to splurge on: Good food!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


He’s always game to play! And it’s impossible not to give in and take a play break!

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Haul: Amrezy Palette (I got the last one in my local Ulta!) Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Make-up Remover, The Cool Fix, Too Faced Peony Melted (gwp), NARS Priscilla (GWP), BBW new hand soap/dispenser, It Cosmetics Ombre Bronzer & the fan brush, and I picked up some Nature Republic face masks and an eye make up remover while in NYC
Weekend plans: Painting a cherry blossom tree tonight, Salt n Pepa will be in CT tomorrow, & possibly a state park because they turn 100 this weekend and it’s free!
Favorite thing to splurge on: Same! I love food πŸ™‚

Glad you were able to score the Amrezy palette! I’m supposed to get one but haven’t yet received. Have you had a chance to play yet?

I have been using it the last couple of days, and I love it! I have a weakness for eye shadows in general though πŸ˜‰ The textures are lovely. I can definitely see myself using this palette a lot

Haul: The remainder of my IT Cosmetics order arrived – a wonderful gel liner in Rich Purple and an amazing double ended brush to apply it; I liked the Bioderma Atoderm shower gel I got last week so much that I went back to get the special value 1 litre sized jug and I also picked up Essie’s Lapis of Luxury nail polish. Yesterday, I picked up Chanel’s Tisse Gabrielle quad (can’t wait to go back to get Rivoli!) and at Sephora, I grabbed another of their Jumbo Shadow Liner pencils and they gave me my new VIB Rouge gift – this year, it’s a Formula X nail polish in a stunning RED called X Hearts Rouge.

Weekend plans: gym in the morning and then a friend is coming to stay and we’re all going out for dinner to celebrate 40 years of friendship/knowing one another

Favourite thing to splurge on – what else, MAKEUP!!! (and lately, as we’ve redecorated a few rooms, new items for the house!)

A 1 liter jug? Oh my goodness! You must REALLY love it πŸ˜‰

I’m really happy you loved the Chanel quads. It’s so nice when products live up to your expectations!

And happy 40 years of friendship! That is impressive and amazing.

It was 15 bucks (the shower gel) – the “special price” had been $19.95 but the store had marked them down further. You can’t even get “cheap” shower gel for that price and this stuff is safe for sensitive and dry skin, babies and you can even use it on your face. Smells nice too – not at all medicinal or “unsmell” – that boring non-scent that you can still sort of smell on some products that are meant for sensitive skin.

Haul : None! my bank account is still recovering from Spain hauls πŸ˜›

Weekend Plans: Re arrange the house, buy lots of raw vegetable and fruits and try to make some jam!

Favorite thing to splurge on: Shoes!! I can always justify the purchase in my head irrespective of the lot I have at home!

Aw, who could say no to those begging eyes πŸ™‚

Haul: Some skin care, new perfume and e.l.f. goodies

Weekend plans: Rest, rest, rest and hopefully finally recover from being sick for when my boyfriend gets back home on Sunday. We haven’t seen each other for a month.

Favorite thing to splurge on: Chocolate.

β– Haul: Two LE Maybelline Nudes lipsticks.
β– Weekend plans: Work saturday and vegetation on Sunday. I deserve it after a brutal summer College Algebra class. Well I won’t exactly vegetate. I’ll be binging on past season of Grey’s Anatomy, making me wish I was in school chipping away at my Nursing classes. I need to graduate already.
β– Favorite thing to splurge on: Makeup (DUH lol) and good food too. Especially good cheese (so much cheese) and good wine. Man, I want a piece of PavΓ© D’Affinois right now. With a crusty baguette. And a glass Pink PΓ©gau. Sigh.

The classic trio from SauceBox arrived yesterday, so Creme de la Creme, Temptation, and Forbidden Fruits palettes are now in my hands.

Haul: It Cosmetics CC cream compact – the one with the cushion. I think I like it. It has an SPF of 50! From Sephora, I got the new Urban Decay mascara, Becca pressed Moonstone and Fresh Sugar Ruby.

Weekend Plans: Finish homework for my methods class (getting additional endorsements on my teaching license means summer school) and begin making plans for getting my classroom back up and running – summer is coming to an end. πŸ™

Favorite Splurges: Makeup and outerwear. Major purchases cause me major stress. I bought a new Jeep this summer and got lightheaded signing the papers.

In the mornings, I teach inclusive pre-school for 3 year olds. In the afternoon, I do special education resource for kids ages 5-14. My building is a Pre-K 3 through 8, so I see a lot of kids!

Haul: My huge 16 shade Lit Cosmetic order came in. *_* And my order of lash order for House of Lashes Eyelash Adhesive and ICONIC & STARLET lashes.

Weekend plans: Watching Belle and more patio work if it not raining all day.

Favorite thing to splurge on: Cosmetics for sure, I don’t need it like I need fabric, clay etc. lol

Happy Friday, Christine!!
Haul: Not too much this week, but I do plan to change that over the weekend πŸ™‚ Bought the Nume Titan 3 wand(s?) finally. Really excited. Been wanting it for a while. Teni P’s get ready with me sold me this week. Bought the new mini beauty blenders for spot concealing. I really want to try out some MUFE shadows they just released, but I want to either see them in person or read ur review first πŸ™‚ Not beauty related but I finally got an Alex and Ani bracelet with a bike charm. Been out of stock for a while, and I am big into cycling so have been wanting it πŸ™‚ just saw it was back in stock this morning!! Hurried and placed my order right away.
Weekend plans: Had small surgery yesterday, so will spend the next wk or so recuperating. Hence, the plans to do more shopping πŸ™‚
Favorite thing to splurge on: Makeup πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 3)

Fingers crossed the new Nume tool does everything you want and more πŸ˜‰

MUFE said they’ll send me a few shades, but not sure when they’ll arrive (don’t see it on the calendar to be delivered yet), so we’ll see!

I just bought an Alex and Ani Hamsa bracelet which I love. I found out it is being discontinued. Glad I got it before it was sold out.

Omg!! He’s saying, Mommy! Playtime! NOW! Pleaseeee, puppy dog eyes. πŸ˜‰

Haul: I don’t think I bought anything.
Weekend plans: This weeks class is on skincare! πŸ™‚
Favorite thing to splurge on: Makeup and food.

Haul: Revlon nail enamel in Chameleon, Revlon Brilliant Strength in Enthrall, NYC Quick Dry polishes in Palm On the Beach and Ocean Blue.

Weekend plans: Still plodding through my research, and I need to write several blog posts for the upcoming week.

Favorite thing to splurge on?: Jewelry and shoes. I’ve been getting into shoes recently. I snagged a pair of candy apple red Stuart Weitzman pumps on Ebay for $40.

How do you store your nail polishes, Chris?

Ooh, do you write all your blog posts in advance? I am so envious!

I store them by color. I keep dark purples, brighter purples, browns/taupes/blacks, and whites/champagnes/golds in a drawer cart I purchased at Staples. I have a wall rack for blues and pinks. I keep reds in a large plastic shoe box and I have another plastic shoe box for greens. I would love to own a Helmer someday, but I would have to have my own apartment before I can buy one.

I try to write up at least 3 posts when I have the time. I don’t get to write all of them this way, but it helps when the week is busy and I have little time to blog. Then all I have to do is upload pics and it’s ready to be published! πŸ™‚

Haul: A few things here and there over the past several weeks: Chanel Vertigo, Dior Sailor, It Cosmetics lip liner Perfect Red, Urban Decay Pulp Fiction collection: only the lipstick and lip liner, Bite Beauty agave lip maks & pomegranate high intensity pigment lip pencil (going back, has no staying power whatsoever, doesn’t even leave a stain and it gathered at the corners of my mouth), Trish McEvoy eyeshadow base Bare, Glam Glow set I found at Costco for only $42 (score!), three of the new Maybelline tattoos: Creamy Beige, Swiss Chocolate and Dramatic black.

Weekend plans: we had a really busy several weeks, so we just want to relax. Maybe go visit our favorite animal sanctuary, maybe go hiking.

Favorite thing to splurge on: probably makeup

Free for Haul! I haven’t bought any makeup in awhile after my last splurge and I got just a little bit carried away this week. At MAC I just picked up a 239 eyeshadow brush, Lady Danger, Ruby Woo, and Lady at Play lipsticks, they are all GORGEOUS but I’m not sure I can pull them off at work lol… although I did rock some Lady at Play yesterday πŸ˜‰ I also ordered the neutral LORAC skinny palette even though I don’t need any more neutral shadows, lol. They just looked so perfect and it was so cheap! Also got Revlon lipsticks in Icy Violet and Sandstorm… they are on the way, good lip colors for work.

Haul: Nothing…I’m moving to a new place so I can’t take anything new. But in my Sephora .com shopping basket, I have several Formula X nail color and MUFE artist eyeshadow lined up. The VIB Rouge exclusive color Mesmerize looks very sophisticated.
Weekend plans: Probably meeting a new friend and gym routines.
Favorite thing to splurge on: Cosmetics and Gundam Model Kit.

Mesmerize does look cool! I’ve debated getting it, but the last thing I need to do is actively add more polish to swatch to my list, lol.

Haul: Makeup Geek pigments in Insomnia and Liquid Gold, Lorac Pro Palette 2, It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette, Mac eyeshadow in Wedge
Weekend plans: Going to a hip hop dance performance tonight!
Favorite thing to splurge on: Guerlain makeup πŸ™‚

Haul: I went shopping to buy some clothes and a dry shampoo. Boring haul this week! :/
Weekend plans: Go to the mall, maybe buy some makeup hahaha (planning to buy some MAC eyeshadows to my palette), go to the cinema and have dinner in a nice place – all the good stuff! πŸ™‚
Favorite thing to splurge on: M.A.K.E. U.P.! πŸ˜€

Mellan is a sweetheart!!

Haul: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Confident. Gorgeous shade (MLBB — natural berry color of my lips plus a great finish).

Weekend plans: The 3 R’s — rest, read, relax!

Favorite thing to splurge on: Outerwear, especially coats!

Haul: Revlon Icy Violet lipstick. I keep seeing it swatched and I finally gave in. My Sephora score was aces: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara which I got with my certificate from last years Lash Stash, the MUFE mascara and lipstick BI birthday gift, because today is my birthday! Also, a Too Faced Better Than Sex mini and a Benefit Big Easy BB cream mini with my Sephora points. Total money spent at Sephora: $0. I walked out thinking “did that really just happen?”

Weekend plans: Nothing!

Favorite thing to splurge on: Must be make-up, from the look of my bathroom!

And, on the topic of my favourite splurge, I noticed in the mall where Sephora is, that the MAC counter in the Bay is about to be replaced by an actual store that is under construction. I think I yelped right there in the mall! I also think I heard my wallet yelp right before it glued itself shut!!

Oooh, how fun that they’re going to expand/make an actual MAC store! It will be very cool to see when it’s done πŸ™‚ MAC stores are always really pretty to me.

Thank you! The nearest MAC store is an hour away, and that’s if traffic is decent (NEVER!!!). It will be nice to have a fully stocked store within 30 minutes. I think my wallet just started whimpering again

Haul: Two guerlain gloss d’enfer lipglosses in candy strip and Coral whizz (I think thats what they’re called (can’t be bothered going to look!)), another chanel le volume mascara, a benefits high brow pencil (am thrilled with this as it really lives up to what it says it does), a bobbi brown high shimmer lip gloss in canary (was going thru an old review of yours Christine and thought “I’ll have some of that “!) and Chanel blush in Malice. Phew! think I’ll go lie down now…
Weekend Plans: Housework and prepping the spare room for one of my daughters friends who’s coming over for a sleepover.
Favourite things to splurge on: good quality clothes , shoes and makeup.

Ahhh! You are so lucky Christine! Mellan’s face is making my heart melt πŸ™‚ No haul
Plans:Attending a birthday party
Fav thing to splurge on: MAKEUP!

Haul: I just got KVD’s Motorhead and Poe from Sephora along with Marc Jacobs Love and Lust lip set. A bunch of sale items at 30% off from All Cosmetics Wholesale. Some of Milani’s new eyeshadows and misc item from their site. I re-purchased UD eyeliner in Stray; a very good alternative to black liner for those who want a more subtle and less harsh look.

Weekend plans: Washing, purging my closets, making room for all my new products and mainlining Deadwood.

Favorite things to splurge on: Funky rings, well made driving shoes and what else – makeup of course.

Haul: Kat von D lipstick in Poe, MUFE eyeshadow #79, Jack Black Bump Fix, Sephora Color Reveal lip balm (free deluxe sample), Atelier Cedrat Enivrant rollerball, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and 4 in the Morning polishes.

Weekend Plans: I have a piece in a show opening tonight, so we’re about to head tot the reception. Also some of husband’s family (aunt/uncle & kids) is coming through town tomorrow so we’re taking them out to dinner then having a fire.

Favorite thing to splurge on: Make up, high end art supplies, treats at the movies.

Haul: Lorac Atlet Ego lipstick in Flower Child,Show Girls and Bobbi Brown Sand palette,Estee Lauder Purecolor palette in Emerald Oasis
Weekend plans: plan to go to the zoo or the park with my niece&nephew and spoil them LOL
Favorite thing to splurge on: organic food &drink and beauty product

so matte but matte lipsticks do tend to be drying and these seem to much more drying compared to others I have,even more than the Nyx matte lipstick πŸ™ love colors and pigmented though

Gotta stop ordering online after 1A. Ordered, accidentally, Pro 1, for which I have >90% dupes on 14/16 shadows. Brilliant. (Thanks, Christine.) Pro 1 was gorgeous, but it seemed wasteful to keep it. Took it back + fortunately easily exchanged for the last Pro 2 in store. The browns, which I normally don’t much like (monarch being a rare exception) are just fab. pretty + fairly complex: look w/ mocha, cocoa + rose came out well. the order also had UD F-bomb in revolution formula + 69 in pencil. My stash runneth over with reds; probably have 15-20 reds for every pink, and 50 reds for every coral. Seriously. Liked the Lorac cobra masc; wand makes for easy app. Also hauled a much-needed new mouse.
Plans: assessment reports for day job. Night job Sun. have an invitation to the ‘illumination’ of the bay shore, hanging on a coworker’s boat, but not sure i feel well enough to go. This week has been painful, walking the dogs in the sun. Haven’t been to the beach or in the water all season + normally i worship the woods + the water. My church.
Splurge: since i’ve been borderline broke for a few years (they set me up, fired me + replaced me with 2 1/2 new grads. It so sucks to get old.) I’m out of the habit of splurges on makeup, though I do still score stuff. I really need nothing new in makeup, but I cannot resist new brands or lines, like Besame. Gotta cruise some indie stuff, like fyrinnae. Sometimes I splurge on a lobster or high end beef, and kick it up a notch with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio or a pricey California Cab. That’s not major. You can always justify good food.

Big hugs to that winsome, fetching (both literally and figuratively) lab. If I had serious dough, I would splurge on dogs. I’d get a border terrier bitch, an italian spinone male, a wire haired dachshund bitch, and a dandie dinmont. So many great dogs, so little time!

Glad you were able to exchange for the Pro 2 palette instead since you had dupes for Pro 1 already! A computer mouse, I’m presuming? Which did you get? I love tech gadgets πŸ˜‰

I hope you feel better so you can enjoy some water time on your coworker’s boat! Fingers crossed that either you feel better this weekend or else next week is better.

My mom used to want acreage so she could just have a zillion dogs, LOL!

Haul: WnW lipgloss(crushed grapes), ELF lipgloss(baby lips), NP lipstick(Marsielles and Flamingo), Flower lipstick(baby buttercup), and some ski care stuff
Plans: Swing dancing, dog bath, and a babywearing meetup
Favorite thing to splurge on: makeup of course

OMG, Mellan! He just looks too precious here. I want to smooch and play with him, haha. I’m such a sucker for the doggies, lol.

You and me both, haha! πŸ˜‰

He’s like that all day, every day – constantly coming up to me with something in his mouth, “Wanna play? Let’s play!”

Haul: Two Zoya nail polishes. Aurora (which ended up being only $0.50 at my local Utla; talk about a pleasant surprise at checkout!) and Faye.

Weekend Plans: Vet appointments and beginning the process of moving my brother from one apartment to another.

Favorite thing to splurge on: makeup, fantasy/dragon art, and other geeky things (movie/tv boxsets, figures, etc).

Mellan’s best picture thus far. So, so cute and snuggable!

Haul: Guerlain Shalimar dusting powder, Anastasia Contour kit, Anastasia dipbrow pomade, and Laura Mercier Radiance primer.
Weekend plans: I am going to the Mary Poppins musical at the Shakespeare Festival, writing a paper about law and ethics, and taking at least one online quiz.
Favorite thing to splurge on: Books! I have a large library in my house categorized by genre, sub-genre, and alphabetical.

Puppy dog eyes! πŸ™‚

Haul: It Cosmetics Vitality Face Disc, Reviva Primer, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and a replacement 217 brush, Sephora Blush and Bronzer palette and Airbrush Foundation.

Weekend plans: Sunday, we are planning to smuggle doughnuts and a Thermos of hot tea into the theatre and catch the morning showing of Snowpiercer. πŸ™‚

Favorite thing to splurge on: Tea!

Haul:I ordered my favorite perfume (CK Truth) online. I am so happy that a found an online shop, which hhad this stuff still in stock.
Weekend plans: Tonight dinner with friends and family lunch tomorrow
Favorite thing to splurge on: Also food.

Haul: I bought several Covergirl mascaras to try, between coupons and a sale I managed to get them for less than $2 each. So far I have only tried the Lash Blast Clump Crusher Extensions mascara, but I really like it, much more than I expected! I won’t say it is the best mascara I have ever used, but it is definitely the least clumping one. I want to try the others, but I have a hard time opening multiple mascaras at once and then letting them dry out before they get used up. I tend to be more thrifty than splurge-y. LOL I also bought the Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Set, and I ADORE this product! It has ultra-fine abrasives, but it is gentle enough that my overly sensitive skin wasn’t upset at all. I have used it twice this week, and I can tell such a difference in my skin already. I can’t wait to see how it works in the long run. I also got several samples of the Mary Kay lipsticks, and found one, Natural Beaute, that is the perfect shade of MLBB. I’m not usually a fan of their colors, but this one is definitely on my buy list.
Weekend plans: I am working all weekend, but that is okay. I’m a genealogist, so work today involves spending the day reading microfilm copies of newspapers from the 1850s. When I’m not working, I plan to catch up on housework.
Favorite splurge: Makeup and nail polish, and books. It is a toss up as to which is my favorite splurge, but judging by the amount of each that I have filing the house, I might splurge a bit too much. But they are relatively healthy addictions!!

$2 mascara? What a deal!

It sounds like you must enjoy your work if you’re happy to work all weekend! You are very lucky πŸ™‚

Haul : my firstttttt ever MAC extra dimension eyeshadow in Sea Worship from aquatics collection n m quite excited … also picked clear water gloss
n no prize for guessing why I picked these two ?
u listed most unique n I actually found them very unique plus its been ages I bought anything from mac LE collection …
also purchased Shiseido bronzer n dark n last week my frnd got me GA lip maestro in 504 which m wearing every alternate day πŸ™‚

plans …. complete anmols home work n relax
fav things to splurge on …. I loveeeee gem stones necklace n keep buying on n off πŸ™‚
n yeahhhh makeup too πŸ™‚
n yaaaa m fond of collecting new kitchen items … that I really adore n collect like crazy
can u imagine ?
I have some 6 to 7 griddles … 6 to 7 pressure cookers … so many different serving spoons , choppers …
n half of the time I need to hide things πŸ™

Wow! Your very first one! πŸ˜€

I’m so glad you snagged one in the Alluring Aquatics packaging! How do you like it?

I collect Le Creuset, but I have tried to limit myself, lol!

Sorry just saw ur reply today
I absolutely lovedddddd everything about it
especially gloss m enjoying sooo much πŸ™‚
n eyeshadow is such a stunner plus its my first so m more excited

now I want one dior soon
shall settle for aventura I guess …
I so want to try that formula πŸ™‚

having a le crust kitchen is my dreammmmm
trust me .. my mouth started watering just by name
I rem I saw ur le crust storage too n then found it on amazon
my myyyyyyyy

Mellan is the cutest lab I’ve seen. So sweet.

Haul, nothing, I seem to be an every other week hauler πŸ™‚ Waiting for some MUG eyeshadows and RT brushes.

Weekend is almost gone, I’m a day or two late, I was going to visit MAC , but with the heatwave we’re having I don’t feel like transporting me anywhere in any way, either by car, subway or bus. Today we are having thunderstorms. I like it, Stubbs, the schnauzer thinks the thunder is a bit scary, so now we’re in training session. We do fun things instead of thinking about odd noices.

Splurge, lots of things. makeup, of course, purses (handbags) I love vintage ones, books, films, stuff for the dog, LE of the games I like to play, shoes. I also like sewing, so patterns and fabric for clothes to myself.

You are too sweet, Helene! πŸ˜€

I’m about a week late on this reply, so my apologies! Here’s hoping this upcoming weekend is less hot πŸ™‚

Haul: nothing specific, unless you count finally getting my internet back properly (nece my huge rush of comments)! I too caught up with my sister this week ^_^

Weekend Plans: writing a paper draft and two thesis chapters. T_T

Favourite thing to spurge on: …more ballet? Private classes! πŸ˜€

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